Antioch Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery

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Antioch Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
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Antioch Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery (Sherrill, Arkansas)
Antioch Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery is located in Arkansas
Antioch Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
Nearest city Sherrill, Arkansas
Coordinates 34°23′37″N 91°59′02″W / 34.39361°N 91.98389°W / 34.39361; -91.98389Coordinates: 34°23′37″N 91°59′02″W / 34.39361°N 91.98389°W / 34.39361; -91.98389
Area 9 acres (3.6 ha)
Built 1885
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 09001299[1]
Added to NRHP December 24, 2009

The Antioch Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is located at 500 North McKinney Road in Sherrill, Arkansas.

The cemetery is located behind the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church.

The earliest graves are of emancipated slaves, originally enslaved on the Good Hope Plantation in South Carolina, but moved to Jefferson County, Arkansas in 1860.

Reverenced Louis Mazique, a leader in the community, was the earliest documented burial, in 1885.

The cemetery continues to be used today, although infrequently.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Antioch Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Sherrill, Jefferson COunty". Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. Retrieved November 2013.